Local volunteers of Operation Christmas Child (OCC) are preparing for the drop-off and collections of Christmas packages that begin on November 15 in Sturgeon Bay. A curbside drop-off of shoebox gifts at First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay will eventually be distributed throughout 11 countries in the world. Organizer Pamela Parks says the meaningful and joy-filled project is an easy one for you to participate in.
You can drop off the plastic or cardboard shoeboxes with school supplies, toys, clothing, stuffed animals, and personal hygiene items. Parks adds that a $9 suggested donation to help cover the shipping cost is appreciated. In the past, boxes have been shipped as far as Ecuador, Kenya, and India. Operation Christmas Child Drop Off Location at First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay is the week of November 15 through November 21. Designated drop-off hours are 4 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 15, 5 to 7 p.m. November 16 through November 18, 4 to 6 p.m. on November 19, and noon to 2 p.m. on November 20 and 21.